A new Dock Street food truck park hopes to start serving Ketchikan diners this spring

A new Dock Street food truck park hopes to start serving Ketchikan diners this spring

Dock Street Yard owner Amber Adams hopes to rework the vacant lot into a residence for food items trucks and hungry patrons in Ketchikan. (Eric Stone/KRBD)

A new food stuff truck park is coming to downtown Ketchikan in the spring. The proprietor hopes the Dock Road Garden will deliver a house for foods vans stymied by a deficiency of area.


Dock Road Yard proprietor Amber Adams claims her passion for very good food items will come from her roots.

“Being from Louisiana, I say we really do not consume to live — we are living to try to eat,” she stated in an job interview Wednesday. “We undoubtedly appreciate cooking, we enjoy consuming, and nearly anything that is heading to carry extra food items options up in this article, I believe is amazing.”

Adams claims she moved from New Orleans in July 2019 with her spouse, a psychiatrist at Ketchikan’s medical center. She states at first, she dreamed of opening a standalone restaurant serving southern and Cajun foodstuff. But she suggests she desired to get started a very little smaller sized.

“And finally we were being like, Okay, let’s just start out with a food stuff truck. Let’s get started small. Let’s commence with something that we can cope with, a cuisine we can take care of in a little place,” she said.

Avenue tacos came to intellect. She purchased a trailer. But locating a place to park it was tricky.

“Obviously, they let food stuff trucks up right here, but you are unable to be on a public road more than two hrs at a time. So it is a problem,” she reported. “Where do you park your meals truck, if you want to provide all working day? You do not want to be shifting just about every two hours.”

That is when she imagined back again to a residence she’d noticed shortly just after arriving in town. The downtown large amount, nestled amongst a sandwich chain and a Chinese cafe on Dock Street, was up for sale. She started off imagining a small bigger than a taco trailer.

“And when we begun speaking about the food items truck and acknowledging that owning a spot was type of the golden egg more than owning the truck, the rate had dropped on us yet again. And I felt like it was just kind of serendipitous. So there we went,” Adams claimed. “And so we began heading, Alright, let’s make a huge leap, and we can get far more than just our truck on below.”

Now, she’s envisioning place for 3 vans or trailers on the ton, each and every with their have menu. She’ll present utility hookups, as well as some seating — lined, of course, in this article in wet Ketchikan. The thought is to rent room to other meals truck distributors searching for a semi-long-lasting put to established up yr-spherical.

“We’re going to put the a few rental places down right here. It’ll be a little ton, ideally sweet, wonderful fencing, great lighting — just a awesome, exciting place for men and women to arrive and consume. And then, at the prime, our supreme objective is we’ll be placing in our very own cafe up there,” she explained.

Adams states she strategies to build a standalone constructing overlooking the lot to dwelling the cafe. That’ll allow her to provide beer and wine along with items like  shrimp and grits, crawfish etouffee, and other southern and Cajun standbys.

“Fried hen — very good, spicy fried rooster. That is my favourite. With crispy pores and skin,” she said. “Basically, everything that’ll give you diabetic issues and get you extra fat, quite substantially, we’re very psyched to provide.”

That is a methods off. Adams states she’s currently aiming to open up the cafe in late 2023.

In the meantime, she’s arranging to hire out the trailer stalls and get started serving buyers. Absolutely nothing is established in stone just nonetheless, but Adams states there is been some fascination.

“We have another person interested in executing poke on the lot, which I feel would be excellent, since we never have any of that at any of the eating places here. So I’m thrilled for that,” she stated. “Cheesesteaks, pizza, tacos — we have experienced a ton of persons achieve out to us, so I’m hoping that we’ll have no challenge receiving people today on in this article. I imply, it is a superior location.”

“You want it to turn out to be a minor nearby spouse and children food items good deal. So which is what we’re hoping it’ll be,” she mentioned.

Adams claims she’s hoping to have the food truck park open for business on May well 1.